Canon HV20 HDV footage recorded on miniDV tapes

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by iViking, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. iViking macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I am selling my Canon HV20 and am looking for the easiest way to dump 16 tapes, (16 hours), of footage onto DVDs, one at a time, using imovie. It will take forever to import the whole tape, drag to the edit line, and export to idvd.

    iMovie 6 used to have a magic movie feature, but they removed the free download of that older version.

    To be clear, I do not need to edit the footage. I need only to get them off of miniDV tape and onto DVD.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    unrelated but how much are you selling the hv20 for?
     
  3. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

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    DVD Recorder...

    probably the fastest way. Sony makes a decent one with Firewire in for about $100. Not sure if it handles HDV, if you shot it that way.
     
  4. iViking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey, thanks for the head's up.

    Do you have a link for that item? I would gladly pay that to get this footage transferred. It should be able to down convert in camera to standard DV.
     
  5. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

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